Lately I’ve been feeling grateful, inspired, motivated and excited.
In between being tired, cold, hungry and lazy. It’s a battle, folks! Who will win?!
The things I have collated here have been responsible for the former feelings. I hope you get a kick out of them.
(Incidentally, it’s been broken sleep, the weather, laziness and laziness that have been responsible for the latter. Who knew?! But you don’t want any of those so feast your eyes on the gloriousnessess to follow.)
First wonky pigtails. I’m not usually in the habit of dressing her like a girly girl (hell, I even bought her a Ramones hoodie last week), but I found this to be way more adorable than expected!
Thoughtful care package courtesy of a lovely friend who wanted to cheer me up on a day when the tired, cold, hungry and lazy were winning. The cake was the eventual victor. Thank goodness for kind people, huh?
More time lately to do stuff to prettify my house like I’ve been meaning to since forever. So many projects, so little time. FINALLY finished a knitted cushion that I hated making and so put off for too long, which totally held me back from taking on other things, because I was determined to finish before I started anything else. That was a traumatic time, and I’d like to never speak of it again.
My super-cute bloggy crush friend Raynor of The Shy Lion featured on the Frankie magazine website with his adorable Totoro cross-stitch iPhone cover pattern. He is freakishly adorable and talented, and I was so excited to see him up in lights in a place I love. Yay!
I also was terrifically inspired by this tutorial for DIY No Fuss, No Sew Triangle Bunting over at Cakies lately. Way cute for either those who can’t sew or won’t sew.
Also loving this recipe for Tom Yum soup fabulously documented, and in fabulous vintage cookware, at Oh So Lovely Vintage. One of my favourite soups, favourite blogs, favourite vintage style. Urg, super-inspiring.
This stupid cat made me laugh. And want to watch Jeeves and Wooster. And read more P.G. Wodehouse.
And this ultra-fabulous idea from Chantelle at Fat Mum Slim to house my ridiculous amount of Instagram photos. Even more helpful now that I lost 2.5Gb of photos when my phone was replaced… so all my gorgeous gorgeousness can still be part of my viewing pleasure! Ah she’s a clever girl that one.
So, have your happies been outweighing your grosses? Mine usually do. What’s been making you grin like an idiot lately? can I see? Link me up!